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Sunday, January 16, 2011

16 January 2011

I finished up my last shift the morning of the 5th of January and then went in to super nesting mode. I did a tonne of cleaning that day and then couldn't sleep that night. Did more cleaning on the 6th and 7th. Paul patrolled the night of the 8th and ninth and I did more cleaning. I took a break Monday a bit. Things are looking good around here.

I got the king guest bed all set up for Rolly, Robyn, & Quinlan's visit. It now has a king size comforter and awesome decorative pillows. Sweet deal on a bed in a bag king size with 12 pieces for $59 from Wal-mart. Ending up going back the next day and getting one for Paul and I as well.

On Tuesday the 11th we had our 36 week ultrasound to see how big the baby is given I have gestational diabetes. I have been very good about keeping my sugars down. Apparently too good that I have been losing alot of weight and I am supposed to try and get more calories. The other day I was .5 lbs lighter than when I got pregnant. The good news is that the baby is normal size so things are looking good. He is head down and getting ready to come and meet us.

On the night of the 11th it snowed here in Comox. We got around 20 cm. Paul had a snow day till noon. The snow was mostly gone when I left at around 1600 wednesday night with the truck to head to Victoria to pick up Rolly, Robyn and Quinlan. The roads were clear and a little wet but was nice they were clear for me. I stopped in Canadian Tire in Nanaimo for new wiper blades since the left one on the truck was crap. I begged the guy to install it for me and he took pity on me and did it. It would have taken me awhile and wouldn't have been so safe for me to be climbing up on the truck. I got to Colleen & Jonathon's just after 1900 and had a great visit with Colleen and Fiona. Fiona is such a little sweet heart. Gordie was wonderful as well. Went to bed at around 2230 although I was up many times to pee.

Dad ended up waking me up at 0815 so I decided to get up and shower and get ready. Rolly had said to pick up between 9 and 10 but would let me know. I left Colleen's at 0900 and made it to the hotel by 0924. All was well loading up everything until I went to back up to leave. No one was behind me when we got in the truck but someone pulled in right after we got in the truck and I didn't see them. I reversed a little since there was a van ahead of me. The guy behind me was parking right up my butt so I ended up hitting his car with my receiver hitch on the truck. Rolly and I got out to take a look. Not much damage but will most likely require a new bumper. Not looking forward to getting that bill. The kid was pretty good about it. Apparently he was texting his parents so he didn't see me back up and didn't honk his horn. Other than that crappy time the rest of the ride home went smoothly.

We picked Logan up from daycare and Rolly marinated the steaks for supper. We cooked some fries in the bbq basket and they turned out great too. Friday morning Rolly, Robyn, Logan, Quinlan and I headed to the Comox valley aquatic centre for a swim and we all had a blast. I took our new point and shoot that we got from costco which is waterproof and shot some awesome pics and underwater videos. My first pics from the aquatic center. Then we came home. In the afternoon I took them to Air Force Beach for a bit and we let the dog run. We had fun and then came home and got the ribs on for supper which was delicious. Then we hung out for a bit. We managed to play 100,000 pyramid dvd game which is my favorite. Somehow Rolly & Robyn won. I think the computer screwed up somehow. Oh well. It was super fun. Then we played some Texas hold'em and then they had pizza.

Saturday we all just hung around together in the house and visited. We went out for supper saturday night and we were going to try Applebees but it was retarded busy so we went to BP. We had to wait 25 minutes for a table but we had a wonderful meal and then came home and watched the Hurrican movie on TV.

Quinlan is such a sweet little angel. I love when she smiles at me. She wasn't too fond of Uncle Paul. I think it is his beard but she would cry whenever he held her. Logan loved her too but appeared to be jealous at times when I was playing with her or giving her too much attention in his opinion.

This morning Paul went skiing/snowboarding and Logan and I took them to the airport for their flight. We were so sad to see them go but thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. Looking forward to seeing them again in May/June.

Now we are looking forward to Nana's visit from the 4th of Feb-13 Feb. Guest bed is ready once again for her!!!

Paul has started taking a chemistry course so he is busy with that now.

I am enjoying my time off and am doing well. I have a few more things to get ready before the baby comes but I hope to get in a good amount of rest. Last week I was super energized and I am feeling less energy these days but hopefully I will get some more energy back. The plan is now to wait for me to go into labour naturally and see how that goes. If it isn't progressing by 12 hour mark then I will probably ask for a c-section. If I haven't gone into labour by the 7th of Feb then I will have a planned c-section on the 7th. My Dr. is away for the whole 2 weeks before I am due so I can't plan a c-section one week early with him which I would like to do.

Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan, and baby #2

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2 Jan 2011

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing everyone all of the health and happiness possible for the new year!!!

I am at 35 weeks now and things are going great. I am doing a really good job managing my blood sugar and eating healthy. I am only 3 lbs heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight due to eating healthier!!!! Baby is on track to be a normal size!!! Things are going well. I still have some pelvic pain but no where near as bad as with Logan and the chiro has been helping immensely!!!

We had a wonderful family Christmas with just the 3 and a half of us!!!! Was lonely not travelling this year and seeing both of our families but was less stressful not having to travel. Logan really enjoyed setting up the Christmas tree which he calls the Santa Tree. I worked Christmas Eve and Christmas night. We went to mass on base for Christmas Eve at 1700 and then I worked at 1915. Christmas morning I was home by 0730 and got to sleep till 0900 till Logan got up and we opened presents. Paul and Logan got me a wonderful Gold and Diamond necklace with a heart that says MOM. I love it. Logan was spoiled by everyone. We just got him some small things like Toy Story 3, some cd/audio books, a new pair of Thomas PJ's. He had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed opening all of his presents. Paul got a new pair of ski pants, 2 American Eagle Shirts, 1 new set of ear phones, a new jacket, and a few other things.

I ended up napping from 1200-1300 and then we had a wonderful Christmas dinner at Dave and Nadine's. Was sooooooooooooooooo good. Then back to work I went for a some what busy night. Then I was off till yesterday the 1st of Jan. I am on my 2nd day shift right now and then I work Monday night and Tuesday night and then I am done work till a year after the baby is born. I have a month of annual leave and then if the baby isn't here by 30 Jan I will be on sick leave. The latest the baby will arrive is the 7th of Feb most likely because if I haven't gone in to labour by then, then we will do a c-section on the 7th. I think I have decided to try the VBAC but I can change my mind at any time during the labour and go for the c-section if I want. More to be decided after my 36 week ultrasound on the 11th of Jan.

Paul patrolled on the 12th and 18th at night and 19th all day. He made it up skiing for the morning on the 21st and then had hockey all afternoon. He also made it up skiing for fun for himself on the 24th. We have had a tonne of snow and the mountain hasn't been that prepared for it. Paul spent alot of time digging out!!!

Boxing day we headed to Parksville and dropped off Tikka and Logan with Marjie and Jerry. Then we went to Nanaimo for some shopping and managed to do quite a bit of damage. Paul picked up a PS3 which he has wanted forever. It was a pretty good deal from Costco. Was $247 and came with 2 games. He also got the extra controller which came with Little Big Planet which I am loving!!! We picked up rock band Beatles from sears with a giftcard from Rolly & Robyn. It is alot of fun as well. I ended up using my Christmas money to buy an IPAD from Ebay. It isn't hear yet but hopefully it will be what it is supposed to be! It is supposed to be wi-fi and 3G but I am getting worried because it was such a great deal.

After a day of shopping we made it back to Parksville for another superb turkey dinner with all of the fixings. Was sooooooooooooooooooo good. We then slept over. The next day we had a late yummy breakfast and then headed home. Paul patrolled again on the 28th for his last day of December. I cleaned the house on the 28th when Paul was patrolling and Chris and Heidi stopped in for a visit. Then on the 29th they came for supper and we had a great visit. Paul cooked a yummy roast. The 30th was my Dr. Appt where the Dr. said everything looked great with respect to the baby's size!!!

New Year's Eve was pretty non-eventful for us. Paul rotated the tires on the truck and my car and started to work on the brakes of his car. Logan and I played some rockband together. Then at 1930 I was starving so we decided to head to pizza hut for supper. We ate and Logan fell asleep on the way home. He have been putting him to bed at 2000 now to hopefully alleviate his moodiness and have him back on schedule for when the baby gets here. Has been since the the 27th or so. He is adapting well but misses staying up till 2230. I miss him too but it is for the best. He still sleeps till 0800 or 0830 every day. Although yesterday was my day shift so I was up at 0600 and he was up at 0615. Was nice to spend some time with him before I went to work. I made him breakfast and changed him for the day.

After lunch Paul took Logan to Parksville to spend some time with Marjie and Jerry. Then he came home and finished changing his brakes on his car. I was the only one working my job yesterday when there is normally 3 of us but it went fine. Today there is 3 of us as per normal. Paul is patrolling today on Mt Washington and tomorrow for 2 of his 4 january days. Paul and I played some 2 player Little Big World last night when I got home from work. Was fun!!! Paul will most likely pick up Logan tonight after he is done patrolling or I will go after work tonight or I will get up early and go get him tomorrow morning as Marjie and Jerry have to go to Victoria tomorrow. I am sure he is having a blast. Hopefully not tiring them out to much. Logan loves playing with Jerry.

We recently watched the movie Inception. It was quite good.

We are really looking forward to seeing Rolly and Robyn and meeting our niece Quinlan. They should be arriving on the 13th of January and staying till the 16th. Over the last couple of weeks I have converted Logan's bed back to a crib and he has moved in to the Queen bed in his room. The crib is now in the office ready for Quinlan's visit and then our new baby boy!!!

I just got the baby carseat re-adjusted to newborn the other day and cleaned up some more baby stuff. We also have the Exersaucer I picked up used and the playpen if Rolly & Robyn need it when they are here.

I am getting really excited about my new son but wondering if I will get my month off as planned or if he will make his debut early.

We are also super excited about Nana and Grandpa Hacker visiting to help out when the baby comes!!! Will be great to see them since we didn't make it home for Christmas. They have been crazy busy as well moving down to Grandpa's farm.

Paul and Logan managed to have a video chat with Nana and Grandpa Christmas night as I headed out the door to work.

Paul is patrolling again next weekend on saturday night and all day sunday and then he will be done all of his patrolling for january.

He would like to go away to Whistler for some skiing for his birthday so we may have to make that the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd. It is getting a little close to the due date though so we will have to see. Would suck to spend all that money getting over there and then have to turn around because I was in labour. We'll see what happens.

That's all for now. Will post some pics.

Love Rae-Lynn, Paul, Logan and Baby Boy #2